Published January 14, 2013
Washington’s 48-year experiment with federal preschool has failed to deliver long-lasting, positive developments for its participants. Still, many in Congress argue that the way to fix this is to increase funding for Head Start.
Published December 27, 2012
If states stay on the Common Core bandwagon, say goodbye to “1984,” “Animal Farm” and “Brave New World.” No need for kids to be reading those books, anyway. They’ll be living them.
Published December 11, 2012
Classes were cancelled Tuesday in several Michigan school districts to accommodate the absence of hundreds of teachers, who were prompted by the union to call in “sick” to protest right-to-work legislation at the Michigan Capitol.
Published February 09, 2012
The Obama administration is not simply providing "waivers" to 10 states to provide relief from the onerous provisions of No Child Left Behind. Make no mistake, these are conditions-based waivers, and the strings attached to this “relief” further tether states to Washington and the Department of Education.
Published April 15, 2011
By letting technology transform how we deliver education, we can open up the rigid public education system to the benefits of the market, provide every child with access to a master teacher, harness the power of the Internet, and finally bring our education system into the 21st century.
Published September 14, 2010
President Obama's back to school speech on Tuesday didn't pass the educational opportunity test.